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Florida Panel Defines Residency Requirement For Engle Progeny Cases ($$)

concluded that the phrase “[a]ll Florida citizens and residents” as it appears in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Engle, 672 So. 2d 39, 40 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996) (Engle I), requires a showing that at the time of manifestation or diagnosis of a smoking-related di
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:37
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[Florida] Connecticut Top Court: Longshore Ruling Precludes Employer’s Asbestos Defense ($$)

precludes the employer from relitigating the issue, the Connecticut Supreme Court held...Welch testified that while tobacco use contributed to the decedent’s lung...
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 18:36
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[UK] Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

The number of vapers in Great Britain has topped three million for the first time - four times the number in 2012, according to a survey by Action on Smoking and Health. Most use e-cigarettes because they have quit smoking and 40% are smokers who are tr
BBC Online
added Sep 14, 2018 17:20
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New York’s Tribal Cigarette Tax Ruling Heads To High Court ($$)

U.S. Supreme Court intervention is needed to correct a New York appeals court’s decision allowing the state to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on an Indian reservation to nontribal members because the ruling goes against state law and an 1842 treaty, a
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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FDA campaign a potential win for large tobacco companies, some observers say

“We do wonder how satisfactory any plan will be, given that teens report having easy access to a whole host of products that are viewed as dangerous, in particular when consumed by underage consumers,” Azer said. Azer’s report cited a national Blue Matr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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FDA move on e-cigarettes means new risks for Fidelity funds

Fidelity Investments’ bet on a privately held maker of e-cigarettes faces new risks after U.S. health regulators on Wednesday said they are considering a ban on flavored versions of the popular “vaping” products. Closely held e-cigarette maker Juul Labs a
Reuters
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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Survey finds rapid increase in number of UK vapers

An estimated 3.2 million people in Britain are now users of e-cigarettes, or vapes, compared with around 7.4 million who smoke tobacco cigarettes...more than half are people who have switched to electronic cigarettes after quitting tobacco, the survey by
Reuters
added Sep 14, 2018 03:22
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AHA: More Work Needed to Curb Smoking Among Certain Groups

Native American and Alaska Native adults, African-American men, lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have the highest smoking rates, according to a recent CDC report. Rates also are high among the poor and those who have low educational attainment. The cons
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 14, 2018 01:27
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[Florida] Elsa Chacon, etc., Appellant/Cross-Appellee, vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Appellee/Cross-Appellant: An appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Jerald Bagley, Judge. (PDF)

Satisfying either Florida citizenship or Florida residency is sufficient to allow a plaintiff to then proceed to prove the timing of the manifestation or diagnosis of the smoking-related illness in relation to the Engle class membership cutoff date of
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 14, 2018 18:33
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VIDEO: FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

For more on today’s action by the [FDA], I’m joined by...Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Well, what we have access to right now is data that demonstrates to us that there’s nothing short of an epidemic of use among teenagers. We knew use was rising among high scho
PBS
added Sep 14, 2018 03:27
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